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18 May 2020

LATEST TIMSBURY WALKS BOOK

The latest book in the series featuring walks in/close to Timsbury is now available for purchase.

Entitled Twenty Circular Walks Not Far From Timsbury, each walk features a water theme, with walks ranging from 1.8 – 8.5 miles.

All proceeds to ‘Water Aid’ charity.

The book can be purchased at Connies and the Health & More shop in Timsbury, and at the Farmborough Community Shop.
15 May 2020

FOOD DELIVERY OPTIONS

Visit the Coronavirus web-page for information on food delivery options while the pandemic continues

27 Jul 2010

MEDIEVAL JETON FIND


Paul Walker and Chris Wheeler of Trowbridge Metal Detecting Club recently found a rare medieval jeton in a Priston field.

The object is a 15th Century Medieval Jeton of France (reign of Charles VI 1380 – 1422 AD).

Jetons were used for early accountancy calculations, before the advent of arabic numerals and to cope with the complexity of multiple money types circulating  at any one time.  They were used on a board divided into rows and columns hence the expression "Exchequer" because of the resemblance to a chess board.
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(Thanks to Aylet Anderson for providing this information item.)
17 May 2005

HISTORIC PARISH MAP

In 1991 a landscape survey was carried out in Priston by the old County of Avon.  Apart from the very interesting booklet that they produced at this time, a map was commissioned based on the old Manorial maps of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth century.  It depicts the old field boundaries and field names in use at that time, present day housing is also shown.
The owners of the Parish, including their arms, the Granary, Bullford bridge and the Mill etc. are illustrated.
I have managed to arrange a reprint of this fascinating map, which when framed, is a real conversation piece.
The map measures 594mm x 841mm, in black and white, price £4.

Copies are available from Tim Hughes  Tel:  (01761)  470029